DAVAO City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte said the city is eyeing to establish permanent traffic inspection stations at its borders as part of counter-terrorism measures.
Duterte-Carpio bared this during the recent City Peace and Order Council meeting attended by top officials of the police and military and representatives of the business sector and other groups.
The mayor said the city might start the building of permanent inspection station in Lasang in 2017.
"We will start at the Lasang checkpoint where there is a government property that we can use," Duterte-Carpio said.
The city has checkpoints in Lasang, Toril, and Marilog -- all managed by Task Force Davao.
The permanent traffic stations will feature X-ray scanners and other equipment that will be used to detect contrabands, including drugs and weapons.
Police Regional Director Chief Superintendent Manuel Gaerlan supported the plan, saying it will help the city in its fight against terrorism and drugs.
"This would be high-level and will definitely strengthen our security and counter-terrorism campaign," he said. (CIO)